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Burman, Thomas (1617/18–1674), sculptor and metal-engraver, was born, according to an inscription on his tomb, in 1617 or 1618. He was apprenticed to Edward Marshall under the auspices of the Masons' Company of London in 1632 or 1633. From 1649 onwards he is recorded as living in ...

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Cripps, Wilfred Joseph (1841–1903), writer on silver, was born on 8 June 1841 in London, the eldest surviving child of William Cripps (1804/5–1848), barrister and MP for Cirencester, and his wife (and cousin), Mary Anne Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison (1771–1856), treasurer of ...

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Goodden, Robert Yorke (1909–2002), designer and architect, was born on 7 May 1909 at Compton House, Over Compton, Dorset, the second of four sons of Robert Blundell Goodden (1881–1973), Church of England clergyman and later an army officer in the Welch regiment, and his first wife, ...

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Moser, George Michael (1706–1783), chaser and enameller, was born at Schaffhausen, Switzerland, on 17 January 1706, the son of Michael Moser (1683–1739), a highly skilled coppersmith with a knowledge of mechanics and hydraulics. According to Füesslin, Moser moved to Geneva in 1725 and to ...

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Reynolds, William Bainbridge (1855–1935), metalworker and designer, was born on 6 March 1855 in the Royal Military Asylum, in the parish of St Luke's, Chelsea, London, one of the three sons of William James Reynolds, a connoisseur and professor of mathematics to the institution, and his wife, ...

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Skidmore, Francis Alfred (1817–1896), art metal worker, was born in Birmingham on 14 February 1817, the only child of Francis Skidmore (1780/81–1860), silversmith, and his wife, Flora (1790/91–1849), daughter of William Hedger. He was brought up in Coventry, where his father established a successful jewellers' shop in the 1820s. He was indentured as an apprentice, before becoming a freeman of ...